Vibra Hospital of Denver

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Vibra Hospital of Denver

Vibra Hospital of Denver
Vibra Hospital of Denver Testing
8451 Pearl Street
Thornton, CO 80229 (303) 562-1385
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We Serve Patients in Need of Extended Critical Care

Standard hospitals provide patients with “acute” care. This is an intense level of medical treatment given to patients who are suffering from serious injury or illness. While the hospital can provide valuable services in the short-term, they are not designed to care for patients that will need an extended period of treatment to recover. This is why many physicians, hospitals, and caseworkers refer patients to a long term acute care facility like Vibra Hospital of Denver.

Our team is made up of specially trained physicians, nurses, and physical therapists that are dedicated to maximizing a patient’s recovery and exceeding their expectations. No matter how serious an injury or illness is, we know what people are capable of and provide patients and their loved ones with realistic goals and support throughout the healing process.


Elevating Patient Care.

We determine the best extended care option for our patients.

Our team is well-versed in the latest techniques in long term care.

We are determined to raise the standard of patient care.

Our facilities are constantly pursuing a higher level of service excellence.

We are always seeking strategic opportunities for growth within the industry.

Our Mission & Principles.

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Meeting the Unique Needs of Critically Ill Patients

Injuries and illness can take many forms and affect people in different ways. Our knowledgeable team takes the time to meet with each patient to learn more about the specifics of their condition and what we can do to make them feel more comfortable. With a 24 hour on-site physician, capable team of pulmonologists and physician specialists, and comprehensive ICU program, we have numerous resources ready to act at a moment’s notice when our patient’s need us.

We know that the patient is not the only one in need of support during treatment, friends and family members also take on a lot when there loved one is ill. We encourage a patient’s loved ones to spend as much time with them as they can. Talking to our medical staff to learn more about what you can do to help is often beneficial for all parties involved, and knowing you’re there to cheer them on is a tremendous morale booster for the patient. By working together we can all move forward and help patients work towards recovery.

Celebrating Our Patients' Success.

Read some of our patients' stories of their experience with the Vibra Healthcare team.

  • Gina B.

    Gina B.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Gina Barr has always been a person on-the-go. She worked two jobs in the healthcare industry, which she enjoyed. Gina also helped raise her two young grandchildren. She loved taking them swimming and on family trips to the zoo. Then, in an instant, everything changed. Gina was in a terrible motor vehicle accident in which she sustained multiple fractures in her lower extremity and ribs. Rushed to the local hospital, Gina was intubated, placed on a trach, and required a ventilator due to ... Read More

  • Cathy D.

    Cathy D.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    In late September, Cathy began having increased trouble with her breathing and decided to see her primary care physician. The rancher from Wyoming is glad she did. While at the doctor's office, Cathy's body "turned blue" because she had so little oxygen in her blood. Cathy's doctor sent her immediately to the ER. From there, she was airlifted to a hospital in Denver, not knowing what would happen next. Doctors diagnosed Cathy with interstitial lung disease . This disease affects the ... Read More

  • Tim B.

    Tim B.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Tim Brown is a diligent worker, not one to take time off from his auto glass company. One day, Tim felt so poorly he left work to return home. He slept for the next four days. Realizing something was significantly wrong, Tim admitted to his local hospital. The doctors at the hospital diagnosed him with a staph infection that affected all his major organs. Tim's heart was particularly impacted by the infection. This led Tim to Vibra Hospital of Denver for treatment of severe sepsis and ... Read More

  • Richard R.

    Richard R.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Donna knew her husband would be able to return home. And after months of hard work, Richard proved his wife right. Respiratory failure brought Richard to Vibra Hospital of Denver . He arrived with a blood clot in his lung and required a ventilator to breathe for him. He couldn't eat, experienced confusion, and was extremely weak. His medical history included partial lung paralysis. But despite all this, Donna believed in him. Upon arrival, Richard's extreme fatigue and muscle weakness ... Read More

  • Francisco


    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Francisco arrived at a local emergency room experiencing chest pain. He was having a heart attack. Doctors performed emergency heart surgery to save Francisco's life. But during the surgery, he also suffered a stroke. Soon, Francisco transferred to Vibra Hospital of Denver . At Vibra, Francisco's staff noticed his surgical incision had become infected. They began a course of antibiotics to fight the infection. On top of it all, Francisco began to have difficulty walking and experienced ... Read More

  • Lilian


    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    As a former CNA, Lilian understands the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic. But when she tested positive for the virus, she experienced it first-hand. Lilian's condition was life-threatening. Confused and facing a long road to recovery, Lilian came to Vibra Hospital of Denver . She arrived on eight liters of oxygen, extremely weak, and unable to walk more than five feet. This made Lilian a high fall risk. Her therapist educated Lilian on using the call light rather than moving in her ... Read More

  • Emily


    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Most people know respiratory syncytial virus by its initials, RSV. Though RSV most often affects infants, adults can also contract the virus. RSV is a common and very contagious respiratory tract infection. And for Emily, it was life-threatening. When Emily, 27, was hospitalized with RSV, she underwent a tracheostomy and was placed on a ventilator. She came to Vibra Hospital of Denver with five chest tubes, a trach, feeding tube, and no voice. The goal was for Emily to wean from the ... Read More

  • Nash


    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Working his way through Colorado State University, Nash wound up taking an unexpected detour. When he fell from a third-floor balcony, Nash suffered multiple trauma injuries. His injuries included a brain injury and a cervical spine fracture. Due to the severity of his injuries, Nash spent 12 weeks in a C-Collar. Nash also required an extended hospital stay, bringing him to Vibra Hospital of Denver. When he arrived at Vibra, Nash had significant neurological deficits. But he would make ... Read More

  • Matthew H.

    Matthew H.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Matthew H. admitted to University Hospital after an unfortunate motorcycle accident. He suffered significant neurological damage in the crash with numerous intracranial hemorrhages. After progressing at University Hospital, Matthew admitted to Vibra Hospital of Denver for the next stage of his recovery. At the time of admission, doctors evaluated Matthew. In addition to his traumatic brain injury, he arrived with a tracheostomy and PEG tube placed. An individualized plan of care was ... Read More

  • Judy B.

    Judy B.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    On her way home from shopping with her husband, Judy's life changed dramatically. Judy suffered a spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage, or bleeding inside the skull, resulting in respiratory failure. Judy admitted to a local hospital, where surgery was performed. Unable to breathe on her own, Judy was placed on a ventilator. To wean from the ventilator, Judy transferred to Vibra Hospital of Denver. Judy's doctors recommended Vibra because of their stellar respiratory therapy outcomes. ... Read More

  • Sandra H.

    Sandra H.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    A lover of the outdoors, Sandra's cardiac health has limited her ability to enjoy nature. The 59-year-old has a history of peripheral arterial disease and recently had a bypass done. Having experienced severe lower extremity pain, Sandra found herself in the emergency room multiple times where physicians discovered acute limb ischemia. She was transferred to a local hospital for vascular surgery evaluation. Sandra underwent surgery - a right axillobifemoral bypass. The surgery was ... Read More

  • Ronnie S.

    Ronnie S.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    A father of four sons, Ronnie Sorter is also an avid football and basketball fan. Ronnie worked as a truck driver for 17 years, traveling the country. That was, until he was in a serious motor vehicle accident two years ago. The accident left Ronnie a paraplegic, and with multiple wounds. Those wounds would cause ongoing issues for Ronnie, leading him to Vibra Hospital of Denver. When Ronnie arrived at Vibra, he found an advocate in Sonia. Sonia works as a wound nurse at the long-term ... Read More

  • Apolonia G.

    Apolonia G.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Returning from a road trip to California, Apolonia Gallegos was involved in a devastating motor vehicle accident. Ejected through the windshield, Apolonia suffered head injuries. She was taken to a trauma center near Provo, Utah where she stayed for about two weeks. In addition to Apolonia's traumatic brain injury, she suffered liver and kidney lacerations, bilateral wrist fractures and a jaw fracture. She required a ventilator to breathe until she could undergo jaw surgery. Upon ... Read More

  • Steve W.

    Steve W.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Steve, 63, has spent a lot of time in-and-out of hospitals recently. Acute respiratory failure, along with acute kidney injuries requiring hemodialysis, have taken their toll on him. Steve admitted to Saint Anthony North Hospital with shortness of breath. He discharged home, but his respiratory issues led to a return. Upon readmission, the decision was made to transfer to Porter Hospital for aggressive vent management. There, Steve underwent weeks of continued treatment, but suffered ... Read More

  • Michael S.

    Michael S.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Michael Stevens came to Vibra Hospital of Denver after a serious motor vehicle accident. In the accident, Michael suffered major facial injuries and a crushed trachea. Recovery would be a challenge, but Michael and the staff at Vibra were ready to get him back on his feet again. When Michael arrived, he required maximum assistance with standing. But today, thanks to his hard work, Michael requires hardly any help at all. He even requested to stand for his photo with the staff. The gains ... Read More

  • Mr. Magagna

    Mr. Magagna

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    For months, Mr. Magagna had been in-and-out of the hospital with respiratory issues. After a prolonged hospitalization, Mr. Magagna transferred to Vibra Hospital of Denver. Mr. Magagna suffered from multiple diseases affecting his ability to breathe. But once he arrived at Vibra, he immediately saw a change for the better. The respiratory therapists at Vibra played in integral role in Mr. Magagna's recovery. But they weren't the only ones to make an impact. "The whole staff are angels," ... Read More

  • Kim H.

    Kim H.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Kim Harmon had spent five months in the hospital. She required complex medical care, and Kim and her husband didn't expect her to ever walk again. Then she admitted to Vibra Hospital of Denver. Originally from Cheyenne, WY, Kim was determined to return home with her husband. But Kim would have to work hard to achieve the progress required to accomplish that goal. At Vibra, Kim required nutritional support, wound care, rehabilitation and pain control. She spent a lot of time working with ... Read More

  • Traci W.

    Traci W.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Hospitalized for two months, Traci would need life-saving surgery very soon. But before undergoing surgery, she needed to regain her stability and strength. With complex medical issues, she required extended critical care. For that care, Traci chose Vibra Hospital of Denver. At Vibra, Traci would receive the close monitoring, critical nutritional support and wound care she required to heal. And from the moment Traci arrived, her care team got started on her recovery. Traci and her family ... Read More

  • Mr. Hosler

    Mr. Hosler

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Mr. William Hosler came to Vibra Hospital of Denver after suffering a major stroke. When admitted from University Hospital, he was not mobile, had respiratory failure and tube feeding. Mr. Hosler required extensive nursing care and physician treatment when he arrived at Vibra. He also needed physical, occupational, speech, and nutrition therapies. Today, Mr. Hosler feels much better physically. “It brings tears to my eyes,” he says, reflecting on his experience at Vibra. “Everyone is so ... Read More

  • Mr. Grantham

    Mr. Grantham

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Mr. Grantham is a 67-year-old male with a complex medical history. Undergoing chemotherapy, he admitted to Vibra Hospital of Denver when complications arose. At Vibra, the goal was for Mr. Grantham to recover from the complications and regain his strength. Vibra's interdisciplinary team worked diligently to get him back to better. Mr. Grantham's determination and the team's expertise and helped him to progress well. "We made a very good decision coming here," Mr. Grantham reflected. "I ... Read More

  • Andrea G.

    Andrea G.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Prior to admitting to Vibra Hospital of Denver, Andrea was in-and-out of hospitals for months. A 50-year-old mother of two children, she needed to get better. Previous hospital visits included multiple abdominal surgeries and sepsis management. But her latest hospital stay would prove the most challenging. Andrea admitted to a local hospital for surgery. When she got out of surgery, she was in a coma. "My mom was told it would be two years until I could hopefully go home," Andrea recalls. ... Read More

  • Mr. Mangus

    Mr. Mangus

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Mr. Mangus came to Vibra Hospital of Denver from University of Colorado Hospital. He had been there since May 5th, 2018 with chronic respiratory failure, COPD, and pneumonia. To say he had trouble breathing was an understatement. Before his University stay, he had stayed at a different long-term acute care hospital in the Denver area and did not do very well. Once Mr. Mangus arrived at Vibra, the nurses and respiratory therapists went to work with him. When asked who was his favorite ... Read More

  • Jim B.

    Jim B.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    At 62-years-old, Jim Brownfield survived a motor vehicle accident where his truck flipped. The accident left him in critical condition at Saint Anthony Hospital in Lakewood. Mr. Brownfield suffered a broken femur, broken ribs, dislocated kneecap, head, and facial trauma and nerve damage. He needed to be resuscitated at the scene of the accident. He underwent two hip surgeries, meniscus repair, fracture stabilization, and plastic surgery to his face. He was on a ventilator and had a ... Read More

  • Justin


    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Justin was a patient at Vibra Hospital from September 15-November 29, 2016. He was T-boned in a car accident and suffered significant brain injury along with multiple fractures. Upon admission to Vibra Hospital, Justin’s prognosis was poor. However, over time and with the help of physicians, nurses, respiratory and rehabilitation therapists and a supportive family, Justin was liberated from the ventilator and began to “wake up.” As his healing continued, Justin’s family became more ... Read More